Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a partner to learn to dance?

Absolutely not! We offer lessons for singles for every dance style. In fact, couples often take lessons on their own to surprise their partners.


What kind of skill do I need to have?

None! Our lessons are created to suit your individual skill level and pace that you learn. So even if you’ve never danced a step in your life, you’re welcome to join.


How long is a dance lesson?

Private and group lessons run for approximately 45 minutes each.


Is dancing easy to learn?

At Arthur Murray, we're famous for making learning to dance easy and fun. We teach four simple basic movements from which new combinations are derived.


How many lessons will it take before I know how to dance?

Every student learns at a different pace, and every dance style differs in complexity, so it’s impossible to give you a specific time frame. What we can tell you is that after every single lesson, you’ll remember more moves than before, and improve with each lesson.


What should I wear to my first lesson?

Dress in comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Wear shoes that don't slip off your feet and try to avoid shoes like runners, with heavy rubber soles (you'll stick to the floor!).


How often do I need to have a lesson?

Most students come in once a week for their lesson, but we have some students that come in a few times a week. It's totally up to you! Outside of your regular lesson, make sure you come in for the groups and parties to practice what you're learning and to meet new people.